Organization : Commission on Elections (comelec.gov.ph)
Facility : National & Local Elections (NLE)
Country : Philippines
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From the Official Twitter of COMELEC Philippines:
You may call at 525-9296 to check for your precinct number
NLE Elections :
As mandated by RA 7166 (in Section 2), which was approved into law in 26 November 1995, the next synchronized National and Local Elections (NLE) will happen on the second Monday of May, the 9th, in the year 2016.
Commission on Elections Philippines Voter Registration Procedure : www.electionin.org/461.html
Due to RA 10153, which was approved into law in 30 June 2011, the ARMM elections was also synchronized with the 2016 NLE.
Pursuant to RA 9369, the May 2016 NLE will also be fully automated, as it was with the May 2010 NLE and with the May 2013 NLE, from :
** the counting of votes in the precincts;
** the consolidation of the precinct results;
** the transmission of precinct results to the corresponding city/municipality canvassing board;
** the canvassing of precinct results in the district, city, municipal levels;
** the proclamation of winning candidates in the district, city, municipal levels;
** the transmission of the district, city, municipal canvassing results to the provincial canvassing board, and of the highly urbanized city results to the national canvassing board;
** the canvassing of city/municipal results in the provincial level;
** the proclamation of winning candidates in the provincial level;
** the transmission of the highly urbanized city and provincial results to the national canvassing board; and
** the canvassing of provincial and highly urbanized city results, including overseas results, in the national level.
October 31, 2015 (Saturday) :
Last day for local voters to file applications for registration, transfer of registration records, validation, etc. (Section 4, Comelec Resolution No. 9853 dated February 19, 2014)
October 31, 2015 (Saturday) :
Last day for overseas voters to file applications for registration / certification as overseas voters, transfer of registration records from one Post to another Post. (Article 47, Comelec Resolution No. 9843 dated 15 January 2014 and Section 3, Comelec Resolution No. 9862 dated 01 April 2014)
ELECTION PERIOD : January 10, 2016 (Sunday) to June 08, 2016 (Wednesday)
ELECTION DAY : May 09, 2016 (Monday)
This Resolution shall take effect on the seventh (7th) day after its publication in two (2) daily newspapers of general circulation in the Philippines.
The Education and Information Department, this Commission, shall cause the immediate publication of this Resolution and shall furnish copies thereof to all Regional Election Directors, Provincial Election Supervisors, Election Officers, and all Departments, Bureaus, Offices and Agencies concerned, including the Department of Foreign Affairs and other government agencies maintaining offices abroad.
Commission on Elections :
Palacio del Gobernador Bldg., Gen. Luna St., Intramuros, Manila
Prohibited Sources of Contribution :
Aside from ensuring a level playing field, the State also needs to enact other regulatory measures to prevent conflicts of interests between future public officials and some of society’s major stakeholders. One particular measure is the prohibition against soliciting or receiving political donations or contributions from certain kinds of persons or companies listed in Section 95 of the OEC:
“Sec. 95. Prohibited contributions :
– No contribution for purposes of partisan political activity shall be made directly or indirectly by any of the following :
Public or private financial institutions:
Provided, however, That nothing herein shall prevent the making of any loan to a candidate or political party by any such public or private financial institutions legally in the business of lending money, and that the loan is made in accordance with laws and regulations and in the ordinary course of business;
** Natural and juridical persons operating a public utility or in possession of or exploiting any natural resources of the nation;
** Natural and juridical persons who hold contracts or sub-contracts to supply the government or any of its divisions, subdivisions or instrumentalities, with goods or services or to perform construction or other works;
** Natural and juridical persons who have been granted franchises, incentives, exemptions, allocations or similar privileges or concessions by the government or any of its divisions, subdivisions or instrumentalities, including government-owned or controlled corporations;
** Natural and juridical persons who, within one year prior to the date of the election, have been granted loans or other accommodations in excess of P100,000 by the government or any of its divisions, subdivisions or instrumentalities including government-owned or controlled corporations;
** Educational institutions which have received grants of public funds amounting to no less than P100,000.00;
** Officials or employees in the Civil Service, or members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines; and
** Foreigners and foreign corporations.
It shall be unlawful for any person to solicit or receive any contribution from any of the persons or entities enumerated herein.” Aside from being an election offense, the solicitation or receipt of contributions from any of the abovementioned persons is also a ground for disqualification under Section 68 (d) of the OEC.
Article IX-C Section 2 (5) of the Constitution also prohibits the acceptance of election-related financial contributions from foreign governments and their agencies by political parties, organizations, coalitions, or candidates. The second paragraph of the aforementioned section reads
“Financial contributions from foreign governments and their agencies to political parties, organizations, coalitions, or candidates related to elections constitute interference in national affairs, and, when accepted, shall be an additional ground for the cancellation of their registration with the Commission, in addition to other penalties that may be prescribed by law.”